COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: COPIAH COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT. DATE OF JUDGMENT: 01/17/2013. TRIAL JUDGE: HON. LAMAR PICKARD. TRIAL COURT DENIED MOTION FOR POST-CONVICTION RELIEF.
FOR APPELLANT: ONDRE RAY BELTON (Pro se).
FOR APPELLEE: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, BY: JEFFREY A. KLINGFUSS.
BEFORE LEE, C.J., BARNES AND ISHEE, JJ. LEE, C.J., IRVING AND GRIFFIS, P.JJ., BARNES, ROBERTS, CARLTON, MAXWELL, FAIR AND JAMES, JJ., CONCUR.
NATURE OF THE CASE: CIVIL - POST-CONVICTION RELIEF
¶1. Ondre Belton pleaded guilty in the Copiah County Circuit Court on November 9, 2011, to the charge of taking possession of and taking away an automobile, or car theft. He was sentenced to six years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC). On January 14, 2013, Belton filed a motion for post-conviction relief (PCR), which was denied. He now appeals. Finding no error, we affirm.
STATEMENT OF FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
¶2. On November 9, 2011, Belton pleaded guilty to car theft. The information presented against Belton stated that he unlawfully took possession of and took away a truck belonging to Blain Companies on May 21, 2011. At that time, Belton was employed by Blain Companies. At his guilty-plea hearing, the State testified that it was prepared to show that Belton took possession of the truck while he was off duty, and disabled the global-positioning
system so he could take the truck for his own use, temporarily depriving Blain Companies of its property.
¶3. After being advised of his rights, the charge made against him, and the penalty of that charge, Belton pleaded guilty. Upon the State's recommendation, the circuit court sentenced Belton to six years in the custody of the MDOC. Belton filed a PCR ...